My Life Verse

Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

The Great Commission

Matthew 28:19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday and Apartment Ministry

We had a great day at the apartments today.
It was finally cooler and amazingly the kids were
better behaved. We also had some of the Moms present
who volunteered to help. After the children went home
we stayed, cleaned up, and them had a meeting with
some of the moms who are helping to discuss the
upcoming events.

God's blessings in Macon

I spent the weekend in Macon at the Medical Center. I worked
36 hours- 3, 12 hour shifts. Sometimes it is a little
frustrating to me to have to be returning to Nursing
so that we can get by. I know beyond a shadow of a
doubt that God called me to full-time missions! I am
passionate about my calling. I love the people that I
work with so much. It doesn't matter what country, what
walk of life, what religion that they are. I love them.
I know that God loves them too! Missions is my heart and
soul and I can't imagine going back to life the way it
was before.

I have had to come to realize that God has allowed me to
be in this place for a reason and that He will sustain me
during this time. I had many experiences with patients
this weekend. Some were good and some were not so good.
But God lifted my spirits yesterday when I met a Dr. a
Pediatrician from Nigeria. Of course I ask him what
country he was from (imagine me asking that)! I shared
with him that I had several good friends from Nigeria and
that I work with a missionary from Nigeria. He
ask me about my work and what I was doing in Macon. I told
him that I was doing Nursing re-entry but that God had
called me into full-time missions and that I work with
refugees and immigrants in Atlanta. As it turned out
this Dr. has been on several medical mission trips and he
thanked me and gave me words of encouragement about working
in missions. What a blessing!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Testimony of Former Muslim

One of my friends shared a link to Afshin's testimony.
It was amazing! I wanted to share it with you too. It is
well worth listening to the 19-20 minutes in both parts!
To HIM be the glory!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rn Re-Entry and Afterschool

For the past few weeks I have been taking a Rn Re-entry
or Nurse refresher class. I have not worked in a hospital
since 1992. I never let my nursing license lapse but most
hospitals will not talk with me about a job because I do
not have recent experience. I am taking the class at the
Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. It is a large
600 bed teaching hospital. The medical and nursing students
from Mercer come there to train. First I had to do classroom
and computer training. I took health care provider CPR
yesterday. I made a 100 on the test! Now I am in the middle
of clinical training. That includes 160 hours of me working
at the hospital with a preceptor. I have already worked 58
hours. I should be done in about 3 more weeks.

Maybe you are wondering about our ministry. Yes, our desire
is to continue with North American Mission Board. We love
what we do working with refugees and immigrants. Things in
ministry are especially hard right now financially. My
husband Mark has been working 2 jobs for the last 11 months.
Our support is way down. People can't afford to give
because of the economic situation in our country. So we had
to do something so we can eat and pay our bills. I am planning
on doing both jobs. MY HEART AND PASSION IS MISSIONS! I do
believe that God has a reason for allowing me to be in this place.
I have to take care of my family too! Please pray for us as Mark
and I are both so very busy.

We have had so many great days recently at the apartment.
There are so many families who want to participate in our
programs. We have a great need for volunteers to help us.
The children are precious. We can make a difference in whether
these precious people are told about Jesus and what He did for
them on the cross. In fact I would not trade any of my "mission"
experiences for all the money in the world.

"That All Peoples May Know Him"

Monday, September 6, 2010

Garage Sale at The Falls

Last weekend we had a garage sale at The Falls.
We are trying to raise money to get some heat and
air in our building. Our space is great. It is one
large room with a walk in closet in the back. But
we have no way to get any air flow except one door
that goes to the outside. We don't have any windows
and we are in a space with the laundry room on one side
and maintenance on the other. In the summer it is hotter
inside than it is outside. My daughters laugh at me
sometimes when I go home my hair and clothes are soaking
wet from sweat. And yes it is sweat not perspiration!
Sometimes we go outside to cool off. We have had an
extremely hot summer here in Atlanta so that is telling
alot. We actually can't wait to wear our coats inside the
room again.

We raised about $350. It was a fun but hard day for
all of us who worked.